The sg2016 workshop will be organised into individual groups of expertise called Clusters. Clusters provide a conceptual focus for a group of workshop participants, and are made up of people, knowledge, tools, materials and machines. Clusters provide a forum for exchange of ideas, processes, and techniques, acting as a catalyst for design generation, exploration, and resolution.

Clusters are led by two champions, and workshop participants are assigned by Smartgeometry to each cluster. Consistent with the theme of Hybrid Domains, champions should bring expertise in different disciplines, for example: architect/engineer, or urban designer/computer scientist. While the number of cluster champions is limited to two, additional experts are more than welcome to apply as Smartgeometry participants.

This is an open invitation to submit a proposal to run a Workshop Cluster.

Cluster Proposals

  1. Research question
  2. Cluster goals
  3. Background to your proposed research
  4. Research methods
  5. Overview of proposed schedule for four days
  6. Requirements: hardware, software, materials
  7. Industrial partners and sponsors (if any)
  8. Cluster Champion individual workshop

DEADLINE  Sunday 6 December 2015 at midnight

After a brief review, those shortlisted will be distributed for public feedback, appraisal and response by the SG community on Monday 7 December 2016. All Cluster proposals will undergo a peer review process by the Smartgeometry committee in dialogue with our hosts, Chalmers University. 10 clusters will be chosen, representing a broad spectrum of approaches to the challenge.

Selected clusters will be publicly announced on Monday 21 December, and opening of workshop applications will follow on Monday 4 January 2016 (date subject to change).